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Reduced Power Tungsten Guide Rod Fits G43/43X/48

$79.95 to $89.95
SKU: 1222
You asked for it, and we delivered: a Tungsten Guide Rod for the G43!

The G43 Reduced Spring Weight Tungsten Guide Rod is designed with a slightly lighter spring to allow it to function with a wider range of ammo. This also makes it much easier to pull back the slide which has been a problem for many of our G43 shooters.

Of course, the Reduced Power Tungsten Guide Rod still provides the main advantage of the added weight, reducing much of the felt recoil and also making the gun function better, returning the slide more consistently and thereby improving overall accuracy!

Please Note: Not recommended with light or hand loads.

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Here's the DOPE.


Here's the DOPE on the " Reduced power Tungsten guide rod". The spring weight is a little lighter, remember it can not be too much less or the gun will not function properly.
The weight of the Tungsten guide rod assembly is 31.3 grams, (1.10 oz.). Equal to 2 - 165 grain .40 S&W cartridges. OR a hair less than 3 - 115 grain 9mm cartridges.
The weight of the OEM rod is 12.2 grams, ( .43 oz.). Equal to 1 - 124 grain 9mm JHP cartridges.
So there it is, in black and white.

Not just for the weight.


I got this "G43 Reduced Power Tungsten Guide Rod", for my G48. The G48 is already 2 oz heavier then the G43X, and all of that 2oz is in the muzzle of the gun. So I didn't really need the extra weight.
I bought it because the OEM guide rod looks so flimsy, and mine looked like it was bent on the end. This one is solid, and three times as heavy. I choose the reduced power spring, because I am already 67 years old, and plan on having this gun for the rest of my life.
It works great, The G48 was already easier to rack then my S&W shield 9, 2.0, ( not the EZ ), now it is even easier then it was.

Great Balance and Functionality


Installing this made a significant improvement with the muzzle rise and snap. It also improved my accuracy and timing on rapid shots. This also helped make it easier to lock the slide back and show clear.